CONCORD (LifeSiteNews) – Legislation to ensure student developments related to sexuality and gender are not hidden from parents has stalled in the New Hampshire legislature, following the opposition of liberal Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and the state Attorney General’s office.
HB1431, the Parental Bill of Rights, would have forbidden public education bodies in the state from “infring[ing] on the fundamental rights of a parent to direct the upbringing and education of his or her minor child without demonstrating that such action is reasonable and necessary to achieve a compelling state interest and that such action is narrowly tailored and cannot be achieved by less restrictive means.”
Specifically, it would have penalized any state employee who “encourages or coerces, or attempts to encourage or coerce, a minor child to withhold information from his or her parent” unless the parent is suspected of a crime against the child, and guaranteed a parent’s right to be notified of a wide range of activities and developments involving their child, including “medical treatment, including provision of medication, psychological, or counseling services,” as well as “any action by school authorities relating to the student pursuant to school policies governing […] gender expression or identity.”
While a milder version passed the state House, NHPR reports that HB1431 hit a snag when the Attorney General’s office claimed the bill could violate anti-discrimination laws, followed shortly by Sununu announcing his opposition. “This bill as written creates numerous challenges for kids,” Sununu said. “I share the concerns of the Attorney General and as such, will veto the bill if it reaches my desk.”
Critics claimed the bill could force schools to share sensitive information about children with potentially abusive parents, but House Majority Leader Rep. Jason Osborne argued that “it’s pretty clear that when children need help, their best chance of getting that is when parents know what’s going on.”
Yahoo News adds that negotiations over the latest version of the bill broke down last week, adding the Parental Bill of Rights is effectively dead for the time being.
An array of left-wing organizations allied against HB1431, including GLAAD, the American Federation of Teachers, and the New Hampshire chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, AFL-CIO, and National Education Association.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has told Nancy Pelosi, a pro-abortion Democrat, not to present herself for Holy Communion.
The archbishop is doing this to not only protect our Lord from sacrilege, but also to call Nancy Pelosi to repent from the grave sin of promoting abortion and from the sacrilegious communions that follow.
Archbishop Cordileone will now encounter sustained pressure to roll-back his decision, so we must stand with him today.
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The Eucharist is the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ and no Catholic who has committed a mortal sin is to receive Holy Communion until confessing that sin in the Sacrament of Confession.
Nancy Pelosi's soul is in grave danger, not least because of sacrilegious communions as she continues a career-long crusade in support of killing unborn babies, and so the archbishop has done the most charitable thing possible in calling her to repentance and barring her from Holy Communion until she repents.
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Pelosi said in March that that abortion “isn’t about what is your religious belief” and that “this really gets me burned up, in case you didn’t notice, because, again, I’m very Catholic – devout, practicing, all of that. They would like to throw me out, but I’m not going,” she joked, “because I don’t want to make their day."
What she doesn't understand is that her soul is at risk because of her support for spilling the innocent blood of unborn babies.
In a letter last month to Pelosi, Archbishop Cordileone made clear that “should you [Pelosi] not [publicly] repudiate your advocacy for abortion ‘rights’ or else refrain from referring to your Catholic faith in public and receiving Holy Communion, I would have no choice but to make a declaration, in keeping with canon 915, that you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
In announcing that the Speaker of the House is barred from Holy Communion, Cordileone made clear that he "will continue to offer up prayer and fasting for you [Pelosi].”
This is the heart of a true shepherd - Cordileone is a father willing to undergo all manner of insults and ridicule from the media and lukewarm Catholics in order to call one of his flock back to the fold.
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“We are here because we are concerned about our children,” argued Republican state Sen. Sharon Carson. “And the fact that parental rights have been eroded over time […] When did teachers become mental health counselors?”
“If my child is going to get mental health counseling at school, I want to make sure that that person is qualified to do that type of counseling decision with my child,” Carson said. “But because no one is being told, I don’t get to make that decision for my child.”
The parental rights bill was part of a wave of similar laws being proposed by Republicans across the country in response to a deluge of examples of left-wing teachers using their taxpayer-funded positions of authority to expose captive underage audiences to various far-left doctrines, from critical race theory to “gender fluidity,” often with school officials actively conspiring to keep parents in the dark.